How to Apply


All you need to do is complete the application form and send it to us with the supporting documents indicated. We encourage you to read the guidance of our funds before applying, however, if you are unsure about the eligibility of your application you can, in the first instance, contact our grants team on 01900 825760.

If you are interested in more than one of our funds and it is for the same project, we do not require applicants to complete multiple application forms. If you are unsure which form to complete, please get in touch with us.

The application form is the same for most of our funds. We will decide which fund best fits your application. For many of our grant programmes you can apply online by using the link below. You will need a valid email address to be able to do this.  The online application link can also be shared with colleagues, or other parties, if more than one person needs to contribute to the application. We encourage you to save the application at various intervals. When completed, remember to click on ‘submit’. Alternatively you can request a hard copy of the application form to be sent by post by contacting our office on 01900 825760.

Most of our grants panels meet every 10 weeks. Please make sure you submit your documents well in advance, and at least three months before your project start date, as we are unable to fund activities which have already started. Check the application deadline dates prior to submitting your application.

Please make sure you read each of the fund guidelines carefully and review whether you are eligible before applying and take a look at our FAQs if you have an queries. You can also find some useful tips in our Guide to Completing a Grant Application.

Please note that if you use Internet Explorer or Safari, you cannot complete our online application forms using an iPad or iPhone as you will lose all your text. Please ensure you complete the form using Chrome browser.

Group Application Forms

Individual Application Forms

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The site is down for essential maintenance. We expect the site to be back online on Friday 28th January 2022